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Rethinking Empathy (edited volume, 10/1/2012 for proposals) [UPDATE]

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:47pm
Meghan Marie Hammond and Sue J. Kim / NYU and UMass Lowell

Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others

Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.

Acts of Asylum - April 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:25pm
University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts Graduate Student Organization

Acts of Asylum Call for Papers

The Duse Society—the graduate student organization of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts—is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference, Acts of Asylum. This conference coincides with the opening performance of the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre's original, devised play City of Asylum Onstage. The conference will be held on April 4, 2013.

[UPDATE] CFP: Edited Collection on Dark Fairy Tales in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:52pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed. and Joe Abbruscato, MA

Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.

Sir William Phips & the Philosophy of History

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:44pm
Joe Conway/ ASECS (Cleveland 2013)

Sir William Phips (1650-1695) was many things: a shepherd, a treasure hunter, a knight, champion of the earliest American paper money experiments, an Indian fighter, the governor of Massachusetts who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials, a pirate who died disgraced and in exile from his native New England, and (not last) a Puritan saint. Though mostly illiterate himself, Phips was written about extensively in the 1690s by his contemporaries Cotton Mather and Daniel Defoe. Later, his memory lived on in one of Hawthorne's earliest historical sketches (1830).

The Phoenix Papers, inaugural edition of an interdisciplinary journal of fandom and media studies

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 1:48pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for articles and reviews for the first edition of our online peer-reviewed journal, The Phoenix Papers. Throughout the year, we welcome reviews of anime, manga, books, movies, video games, TV series, web series, musical albums, performances, and other pop culture media products. We accept submissions throughout the year. However, to be included in our January 2013 edition, you must submit your completed article or review by 1 December 2012. Articles may be on any topic relevant to US or global fandom and/or media studies. In general, reviews should be of items from 2009 onward with precedence given to those from the current year.

Literature and Crime in the Early Nineteenth Century (NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013 - deadline for submissions, Sept 30, 2012)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Literature and Crime in the Early Nineteenth Century

This panel will explore ways in which nineteenth-century British literature published before 1859 engages with issues of crime and criminality. Papers might examine social responses to this literature or situate issues of class and gender in relation to the broader theme of the panel, though a focus on these particular inquiries is not required. Possible texts include, but are not limited to, gothic fiction, Newgate novels, penny 'bloods,' and works by G.W.M. Reynolds. Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Elizabeth Stearns,

CFP-Graphic Novels and Comics in Popular Culture SWTXPCA 2013

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:04pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Assocation

Call for Papers and Presentations: Graphic Novels, Comics and Popular Culture-SWTXPCA 2013

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Please make plans to attend our 34th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442

The area chair seeks papers/presentations on Graphic Novels and Comics and Popular Culture due on November 16, 2012.

AAH New Voices: Art and its Hierarchies

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:17am
Association of Art Historians

AAH New Voices: Art and its Hierarchies
University of Nottingham
November 24th 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gabriele Neher, University of Nottingham, 'Gender, space and plates: Renaissance hierarchies of 'art' under the spotlight'

Call for Papers for volume 6, n° 2(12)/ 2013 ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies: Secret, Publici

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:13am
ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

Call for Papers for volume 6, n° 2(12)/ 2013

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

Secret, Publicity, Social Sciences Research

Olivier CHANTRAINE (Geriico, University Charles de Gaulle of Lille 3, France) and
Patrice de la BROISE (Geriico, University Charles de Gaulle of Lille 3, France)

eCanadian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:11am
Canadian Research Council

The foci of eCanadian Journals are to endorse and promote the erudite research among academicians, scientists, scholars, engineers, and students from around the world. ECJ select papers for publications throughout meticulous peer-review with a systematic assessment procedure for expeditious publications.

ECJ is pleased to welcome and receive eminence-quality and refereed papers and articles in the following areas.

Classics, History, Religion, Languages, Law, Literature, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Visual Arts, and Legitimation of the Humanities.

Anthropology, Education, Geography, History, Linguistics, Sociology, Psychology and Political Sciences

CPR: Colloquium of Performance Research

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:36am
Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

The postgraduate community of the Central School of Speech & Drama invites proposals for papers, provocations and performance lectures for CPR: Colloquium of Performance Research, on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January 2013.

Keynote: Prof. Nick Ridout (Queen Mary, University of London)

Engaging with a wide variety of research areas in theatre and performance, we welcome submissions from postgraduate students, established scholars and independent researchers.

Prospective Themes include, but are not limited to, the following...

Acting, Training and Devising
- The inner life of the actor
- Devising with masks, objects and puppets
- Classical acting methodology and pedagogy

2013 Hwa Kang International Conference on English Language & Literature

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:33am
Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University

The Hwa Kang International Conference on English Language and Literature is an annual conference organized by the Department of English Language and Literature at Chinese Culture University to encourage intellectual exchanges and academic dialogues between scholars in Taiwan and around the world. In 2013 the conference theme will be Exploring Discourse: Trends and Applications in Language and Literature. The conference organizers want to explore the idea of "discourse" as we find it in the fields of linguistics, language teaching, literature and cultural studies, and in the study of language, communication and texts.

Literature & Cultural Studies

Companies Positive about Third Party Inspection

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:16am
Tata Autocomp System Ltd.

Indian industries are being more proactive when it comes to quality inspection services.
Third party inspection in India has become not only a popular option, but a necessary one for industries. Companies are realizing the importance of their products passing world requirements for better sales and distribution.

Role of Social Media in Supply Chain

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:13am
Tata Autocomp System Ltd.

Social media has played a major role in every walk of life, be it business or social relationships. The supply chain management however, has remained aloof towards it. This article talks about the role, benefits and future of social media in supply chain and procurement services in India.
Social media is only considered as a means for socializing. Majority of the companies in India have banned Facebook, Twitter and other such social media platforms because they are said to hamper the productivity of the employees. This is, definitely is a matter of debate. However, social media does benefit your business, even if it is supply chain.

Weeds and Viruses: Ecopoetics after Postmodernism - Edited Book Collection

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:19am
English Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

The beginning of the new millennium is often seen as the end of postmodernism. The recent emergence of Critical Realism and New Empiricim suggests a move towards forms of epistemological and moral pragmatisms that contain the disruption and destabilisation of identities within gestures of hyper-emotionality. Yet as far back as the early nineteenth century, Romantic writers had already begun to revision the Judeo-Christian belief in the dominance of man over the world around him or her. Writers such as John Clare, Dorothy Wordsworth and P.B. Shelley can be seen to destabilise the anthropocentric bias inherent to the belief in a transcendent, divinely-sanctioned human spirit.